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Posted December 25, 2010 - 10:21 PM

Like dad mentioned I was bound and determined to have it ready so all we had to do was get a belt and get her going. I went out after looking at the parts manual for the hydraulic pump and took the can off the pump, made sure the spring was still good. While I had the can off I mounted the pump back on the mount so I could watch while I gave the valve a little persuasion. I used a long 1/2" wrench to put on the rod base and put pressure on it to rotate it and it popped free and moves smoothly. A little oil shot out.

I then unbolted the pump base and put the can back on and put it all back together. Once it was all back together I wanted to make sure the cylinder wasn't stuck so I lifted the blade up to get the control rod hooked onto the lift and then turned the pump valve handle to lower it and she lowered just fine. Only one small problem, the oil that came out of the hose and into the reservoir then started leaking. I pulled it all back apart and made sure I cleaned it even more and I also added a thin coat of rtv for the oring where the can meets the base. I think the problem before was I rotated the can a little from where it was originally to put the oil fill close to the 2/3 full level position so it would be easy to tell when you had the right amount of fluid in there.

I don't think it seated right. I know it is seated good now. Once we get the belt and get it going I will take some video of it. I do have one question though, do these use hydraulic oil or do they use regular motor oil?

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Posted December 25, 2010 - 10:23 PM

I forgot to add a couple of the teaser pics :D

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Posted December 25, 2010 - 10:32 PM

George, I believe your MF12 pto belt is 1/2x29 or 30 ...maybe it'll go on there. You can use motor oil, or better for cold weather...Dexron atf. I don't know what it specifically calls for, but atf or motor oil will do fine.

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Posted December 25, 2010 - 10:40 PM

The pump uses hydraulic oil.And glad you have it mounted and ready to use minus a belt.

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Posted December 26, 2010 - 10:32 AM

We went and got the belt this morning. We got a 1/2 x 31" and two 1/2 x 30". We got two of the 1/2 x 30" because if the 30" would work then I also had a spare for the Massey MF12. Got home and got everything mounted and the 31" belt was the winner like Bolens 1000 posted. Now I have two spares for the Massey. I am happy to report that it is working. I forgot to get a new rubber washer for the fill plug so I used some rtv gasket maker to help seal that and we are waiting for it to cure. We are going away here in a little bit but when we get home I will get some video of it working :D

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Posted December 26, 2010 - 10:34 AM

Glad to hear you got it all hooked up.
Cant wait to see pics/ video!!!

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Posted December 26, 2010 - 07:01 PM

As promised here is a short video of the auxiliary hydraulic unit working. Now hopefully we get some snow where dad can play with the new hydro powered snow blade on his Bolens 800 and I can play with the electric lift powered snow blade on my Cub. :D



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Posted December 26, 2010 - 07:17 PM

My son did a fantastic job getting the hydraulics working on the 800. The best thing is that I was able to work with him. I'm still just the helper, but I learn a little something every time we are able to work together.

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Posted December 26, 2010 - 08:15 PM

Nice to have a talented kid isn't it?

I'm looking forward to Ryan doing the heavy lifting & me handing him wrenches
(and telling him how I'd do it differently):laughingteeth:

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Posted December 26, 2010 - 08:18 PM

My son did a fantastic job getting the hydraulics working on the 800. The best thing is that I was able to work with him. I'm still just the helper, but I learn a little something every time we are able to work together.


AND THAT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN IS WHAT IT"S ALL ABOUT.

Best regards George
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Posted December 26, 2010 - 08:27 PM

Nice to have a talented kid isn't it?

I'm looking forward to Ryan doing the heavy lifting & me handing him wrenches
(and telling him how I'd do it differently):laughingteeth:

It is a great help to me having a son who is not afraid to tackle new projects. George is never one to back away from a problem that needs solved.

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Posted December 26, 2010 - 08:37 PM

Oh man... Why did I have to watch that

It just made me want one of those lifts even more.... Drool....

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Posted December 27, 2010 - 12:13 AM

Nice job on the install. It makes me want to find one for my 1220 or make one out of an old snowplow pump. I have access to a pump and control assembly.

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Posted December 27, 2010 - 05:35 AM

It makes me wish I would have kept the Cub 125 I had because that had the same auxiliary hydro setup on the lift. I sold it to make room for the Massey 1655 but hindsight is always 20/20 :D

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Posted December 28, 2010 - 03:12 AM

Oh man... Why did I have to watch that

It just made me want one of those lifts even more.... Drool....


Same here......Congrats guys!




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